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Tampabay.com reader Joseph D'silva shared a tale of what it took to capture this photo of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge:

This is a picture I took on New Year's when I was hanging out with my nephew and his friends.

Though the idea was to drive on to the fishing pier, which is parallel to the bridge, and take a close-up shot from there, they said the pier was closed to visitors in the night and only fishing was allowed.

So we pulled over to a rest area at the other side of the bridge, and I pulled out my bazooka -- that's what I call my 100-400 mm with a 1.4 extender on its rear -- set it up on the tripod, and stepped down the ISO to 100.  I had to focus manually because of the use of extender, and it was a bit hard considering it was dark at 1:30 in the morning.

I had to do a long exposure here because the two red aircraft warning lights on the top of the bridge went on and off. I wanted both of them to be on the shot. I used a mirror lock and cable release to keep the camera shake to a minimum.

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